The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 47 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 2071 2001 1983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.71% 3.67% 4.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.85% 4.90% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1452 1350 1327
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £416 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% -2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £317 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £21.30 £21.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £57.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -2.19%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 1827 £425 - 563
London +3 949 £475 +5.55% 248
South East +12 288 £400 +10.34% 95
City of London +3 283 £475 - 104
Scotland +16 176 £380 +0.66% 17
North West +5 140 £395 +1.28% 64
South West +11 124 £400 +5.26% 46
Yorkshire +18 115 £350 -6.66% 27
Edinburgh +16 88 £355 -6.57% 10
East of England 0 78 £400 -3.14% 23
West Midlands -23 70 £386 -1.90% 19
West Yorkshire -11 68 £335 -10.66% 19
Hampshire +27 64 £425 +9.67% 15
Glasgow +4 57 £388 -3.12% 4
Manchester -4 56 £388 -1.64% 30
Berkshire -19 56 £383 +9.28% 32
Oxfordshire +12 54 £412 +24.84% 7
Buckinghamshire -15 43 £370 +5.71% 6
Leeds -20 43 £350 -6.66% 12
East Midlands -21 43 £388 -11.42% 27
Wiltshire +23 40 £425 +3.65% 12
Surrey +14 37 £400 -5.88% 23
Cheshire +3 35 £420 +5.00% 26
Oxford +8 33 £425 +25.00% 5
Milton Keynes -15 33 £358 -2.05% 5
Bristol -3 31 £375 -5.06% 14
South Yorkshire +10 30 £375 +1.21% 4
Wales -1 29 £408 +8.66% 7
Swindon +14 24 £464 +13.04% 11
Sheffield +9 23 £438 +25.00% 2

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 1503 (40.05%) Finance
2 869 (23.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 763 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
4 751 (20.01%) Banking
5 740 (19.72%) Project Management
6 480 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
7 409 (10.90%) SQL
8 334 (8.90%) Microsoft
9 329 (8.77%) Retail
10 315 (8.39%) MS Excel
11 312 (8.31%) Change Management
12 299 (7.97%) Use Case
13 292 (7.78%) ISEB
14 288 (7.67%) PRINCE2
15 284 (7.57%) User Acceptance Testing
16 283 (7.54%) Degree
17 280 (7.46%) Data Analysis
18 279 (7.43%) Investment Banking
19 270 (7.19%) Data Modelling
20 263 (7.01%) MS Visio
21 242 (6.45%) Migration
22 235 (6.26%) GAP Analysis
23 233 (6.21%) Scrum
24 222 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
25 215 (5.73%) Oracle
26 202 (5.38%) CRM
27 201 (5.36%) Waterfall
28 198 (5.28%) ITIL
29 195 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
30 192 (5.12%) UML

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 141 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 56 (1.49%) SAS
3 43 (1.15%) CMS
4 32 (0.85%) Confluence
5 18 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 14 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
8 10 (0.27%) IBM Notes
9 9 (0.24%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.24%) Lync
10 7 (0.19%) MS Project Server
11 6 (0.16%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.16%) Apache
11 6 (0.16%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.13%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.13%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 315 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 263 (7.01%) MS Visio
3 177 (4.72%) MS Office
4 149 (3.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 106 (2.82%) MS Project
6 19 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.080%) SPSS
10 2 (0.053%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.027%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.027%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.027%) Mingle
11 1 (0.027%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 59 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
3 19 (0.51%) SAP CO
3 19 (0.51%) SAP FI
4 14 (0.37%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
6 8 (0.21%) Agresso
6 8 (0.21%) Endur
6 8 (0.21%) SAP HR
7 7 (0.19%) HFM
7 7 (0.19%) ZaiNet
7 7 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.16%) thinkFolio
8 6 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 34 (0.91%) SaaS
2 12 (0.32%) PaaS
2 12 (0.32%) Office 365
3 11 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
4 10 (0.27%) Force.com
5 8 (0.21%) IaaS
5 8 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.080%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.080%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.080%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.080%) Silverpop
8 3 (0.080%) FinancialForce.com
9 2 (0.053%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.027%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.027%) Lucidchart
10 1 (0.027%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (0.91%) Intranet
2 24 (0.64%) HTTP
3 22 (0.59%) Internet
4 16 (0.43%) VLAN
5 15 (0.40%) WAN
6 12 (0.32%) Firewall
7 11 (0.29%) LAN
8 8 (0.21%) ATM
9 7 (0.19%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (0.13%) SAN
10 5 (0.13%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.13%) VoIP
10 5 (0.13%) Network Security
11 4 (0.11%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.11%) Broadband
12 3 (0.080%) MPLS
12 3 (0.080%) VPN
12 3 (0.080%) NAS
12 3 (0.080%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
2 176 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 49 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (1.07%) MS Access
6 39 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 37 (0.99%) Data Mining
8 36 (0.96%) QlikView
9 34 (0.91%) Oracle Database
10 33 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
11 32 (0.85%) Relational Database
12 27 (0.72%) Big Data
13 25 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 20 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (0.43%) Hadoop
18 15 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
19 13 (0.35%) DB2
20 11 (0.29%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 99 (2.64%) JIRA
2 31 (0.83%) Axure RP
3 24 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (0.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 18 (0.48%) Visual Studio
6 17 (0.45%) Subversion
7 12 (0.32%) Rational Rose
8 7 (0.19%) ClearQuest
8 7 (0.19%) Selenium
9 6 (0.16%) CppUnit
9 6 (0.16%) Maven
9 6 (0.16%) JUnit
10 5 (0.13%) ClearCase
11 4 (0.11%) Toad
11 4 (0.11%) ERwin
12 3 (0.080%) RequisitePro
12 3 (0.080%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (0.080%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.080%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.080%) MorphX
General
1 1503 (40.05%) Finance
2 751 (20.01%) Banking
3 329 (8.77%) Retail
4 279 (7.43%) Investment Banking
5 143 (3.81%) Front Office
6 139 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 97 (2.58%) Legal
8 90 (2.40%) Retail Banking
9 88 (2.34%) Marketing
10 79 (2.10%) Back Office
11 68 (1.81%) Advertising
12 47 (1.25%) Financial Institution
13 44 (1.17%) Publishing
14 41 (1.09%) Law
15 35 (0.93%) Manufacturing
16 33 (0.88%) Billing
17 24 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (0.61%) Automotive
19 21 (0.56%) Local Government
20 17 (0.45%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2855 (76.07%) Analyst
2 2600 (69.28%) Business Analyst
3 268 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 194 (5.17%) Developer
4 194 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
5 185 (4.93%) Data Analyst
6 177 (4.72%) Senior Business Analyst
7 149 (3.97%) Agile Business Analyst
8 138 (3.68%) Consultant
9 130 (3.46%) Architect
10 120 (3.20%) Banking Business Analyst
11 100 (2.66%) Financial Business Analyst
12 99 (2.64%) Systems Analyst
13 93 (2.48%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 89 (2.37%) Financial Services Business Analyst
15 77 (2.05%) Business Manager
16 74 (1.97%) IT Business Analyst
17 69 (1.84%) Technical Analyst
18 68 (1.81%) Lead Business Analyst
19 65 (1.73%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (3.20%) .NET
2 93 (2.48%) Web Services
3 86 (2.29%) XML
4 73 (1.95%) HTML
5 37 (0.99%) Middleware
6 33 (0.88%) CSS
6 33 (0.88%) HTML5
7 31 (0.83%) SOAP
8 26 (0.69%) .NET Framework
9 25 (0.67%) ASP.NET
9 25 (0.67%) Spring
10 22 (0.59%) FpML
11 19 (0.51%) WPF
12 18 (0.48%) XSLT
13 15 (0.40%) WinForms
13 15 (0.40%) jQuery
14 14 (0.37%) Java EE
15 12 (0.32%) Entity Framework
16 11 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
17 10 (0.27%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 480 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 108 (2.88%) Derivative
4 106 (2.82%) User Experience
5 104 (2.77%) Fixed Income
6 76 (2.03%) Equities
7 72 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 54 (1.44%) Credit Risk
9 52 (1.39%) Open Source
10 42 (1.12%) Reference Data
11 41 (1.09%) SWIFT
12 38 (1.01%) Market Risk
13 36 (0.96%) NHS
14 35 (0.93%) Visualisation
15 33 (0.88%) Computer Science
16 27 (0.72%) Data Structures
17 25 (0.67%) Mobile App
18 24 (0.64%) Data Integration
19 22 (0.59%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 22 (0.59%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 89 (2.37%) Windows
2 54 (1.44%) UNIX
3 30 (0.80%) Linux
4 17 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 10 (0.27%) Android
7 7 (0.19%) AIX
7 7 (0.19%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.11%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.080%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.080%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.053%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.053%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.053%) VME
11 1 (0.027%) MVS
11 1 (0.027%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.027%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.027%) SUSE
11 1 (0.027%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 869 (23.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 763 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
3 740 (19.72%) Project Management
4 312 (8.31%) Change Management
5 299 (7.97%) Use Case
6 288 (7.67%) PRINCE2
7 284 (7.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 280 (7.46%) Data Analysis
9 270 (7.19%) Data Modelling
10 242 (6.45%) Migration
11 235 (6.26%) GAP Analysis
12 233 (6.21%) Scrum
13 222 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
14 202 (5.38%) CRM
15 201 (5.36%) Waterfall
16 198 (5.28%) ITIL
17 192 (5.12%) UML
18 190 (5.06%) E-Commerce
19 189 (5.04%) Workflow
20 181 (4.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 409 (10.90%) SQL
2 148 (3.94%) Java
3 90 (2.40%) C#
4 74 (1.97%) JavaScript
5 49 (1.31%) VBA
6 40 (1.07%) PL/SQL
7 39 (1.04%) C
8 34 (0.91%) T-SQL
9 23 (0.61%) C++
10 14 (0.37%) VB.NET
11 13 (0.35%) Python
12 11 (0.29%) VB
12 11 (0.29%) Apex Code
13 8 (0.21%) R
13 8 (0.21%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 7 (0.19%) Perl
15 5 (0.13%) ABAP
16 4 (0.11%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.11%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.080%) VB6
Qualifications
1 292 (7.78%) ISEB
2 283 (7.54%) Degree
3 115 (3.06%) Security Cleared
4 56 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 54 (1.44%) PMI Certification
6 35 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 35 (0.93%) PMP
7 30 (0.80%) CBAP
8 29 (0.77%) IIBA
9 25 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (0.56%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.37%) CIMA
12 12 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (0.32%) ACCA
13 9 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.21%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.21%) CCA
14 8 (0.21%) CISSP
15 7 (0.19%) APMP
16 6 (0.16%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (3.62%) QA
2 54 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 33 (0.88%) FATCA
4 30 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 29 (0.77%) EMIR
6 25 (0.67%) Solvency II
7 23 (0.61%) SLA
8 16 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
8 16 (0.43%) MiFID
9 15 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.40%) COREP
10 14 (0.37%) FINREP
10 14 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 13 (0.35%) Basel III
12 10 (0.27%) PCI DSS
13 6 (0.16%) Basel II
13 6 (0.16%) GAAP
14 5 (0.13%) ISO 9000
15 4 (0.11%) COBIT
16 3 (0.080%) GxP
System Software
1 23 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.11%) HDFS
2 4 (0.11%) XenApp
2 4 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.080%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.053%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.027%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.027%) XenServer
5 1 (0.027%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.027%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.13%) Control-M
4 4 (0.11%) OpenView
5 3 (0.080%) SCCM
5 3 (0.080%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.053%) Puppet
6 2 (0.053%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.053%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.053%) CA Endevor
6 2 (0.053%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.027%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.027%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.027%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.027%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.027%) SCOM
7 1 (0.027%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.027%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.027%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 334 (8.90%) Microsoft
2 215 (5.73%) Oracle
3 138 (3.68%) SAP
4 68 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
5 62 (1.65%) Business Objects
6 50 (1.33%) Cognos
7 49 (1.31%) HP
8 45 (1.20%) IBM
9 33 (0.88%) Citrix
10 28 (0.75%) Informatica
11 25 (0.67%) Tableau
12 24 (0.64%) Sybase
13 23 (0.61%) Adobe
14 22 (0.59%) Guidewire
15 21 (0.56%) Calypso
16 20 (0.53%) Actimize
16 20 (0.53%) Red Hat
16 20 (0.53%) Hyperion
17 19 (0.51%) Teradata
18 18 (0.48%) hybris
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pesaro Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 - 530 per day + .
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Rate: £381 - £436 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Montash
Rate: £295.85 - £443.78 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago